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pump. prices are going up incredibly fast all across the country, especially am california -- in california. >> reporter: nationally gas prices sit at an all time high but in california a real sticker shock as it sures 20 cents over-- soars 20 cents overnight. the owner had to use upside down two's on its side. in los angeles gas hit $5.69. at the independently owned low p station, gas was nearly $6. their profit is down to 10 cents a gallon. >> we have no choice. we can take it all down and have no gas or charge that. >> reporter: with prices, they're expected to rise. those on fixed incomes worry. >> i don't know how everyone can make this these days. >> reporter: the only good news, the extreme price shocks in california might be unique. it's suffering from the lowest inventory in 10 years and other problems. >> we've had six consecutive weeks of setting prices. the national average is $3.69. >> reporter: with prices continuing to rise, what may seem like high prices today could be a bargain tomorrow. >>> it is the silver lining on the cooler days of fall but getting tha
in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum af
four. >> get over it. >>> and california drivers forced to shell out $5 a gallon and sometimes even more. >> gas prices are up from coast-to-coast but they have hit an all-time high in california. the governor there is scrambling to increase supply but prices are expected to go up more before they finally come down. abc's brandy has the story. >> reporter: california drivers are beyond frustrated. >> i did not get 10 gallons and it's $42. >> as they face a record-breaking gas prices. perhaps prompting thieves who electronically disabled a meter in roseville california and stole nearly 1,000 gallons. >> i don't know. at least those people should go to jail. >> reporter: the spike is thanks to the perfect storm of problems while one plant in richmond was shut down because of a fire, and another plant last week because of problems, and a pipeline also became contaminated and it happened as california prepares to switch from scarce summer grade to winter grade fuel. older refineries are shutting down. >> it's here in california and up in the new england states where there are atphaupl h
by this afternoon and to d.c. by late evening. thunderstorms possible across south florida. >>> california will bake in record-breaking heat. downtown l.a. could push 100. and it will be san francisco's warmest day of the year so far. cooler in new england and upper midwest. honolulu will be in the mid-80s. >> the weather is the craziest weather. you know what mark twain said the warmest summer i -- the coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in san francisco. great city, though. >>> when we come back, you might have to get ready to pay a whole lot more. we're talking a whole lot more. >>> then a disposable diaper supply. why the supply is suddenly being threatened. >>> and blown away. the car that is no match for mother nature. >>> welcome back, everybody. gasoline prices should now head downward, but maybe not right away. the national average this morning is $3.78 a gallon. that's 3 cents less than it was a week ago. now gas prices usually do come down this time of year. and oil prices are falling but aaa says there could be a brief spike first because wholesale gasoline prices are still high. di
coast. and in california, a meteor shower seen by millions. >>> and a long wait. two brothers hang on to a multimillion-dollar scratcher for six years. talk about patience. >>> good morning. i'm john muller, in for rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. we begin with the presidential race. as we mentioned, both candidates are speaking at a bipartisan political dinner here in new york. >> but tuesday night's debate is still very much on a lot of people's minds. one of them, apparently, is mitt romney's oldest son, tagg. he told a north carolina radio station, quote, he wanted to take a swing at president obama. >>> 19 days to go. and as abc's tahman bradley reports, the candidates are crafting their messages for women voters. >> reporter: with less than three weeks left until election day, the presidential contenders have intensified their efforts to court undecided women voters. >> my mom was a single mom. >> a single mom who doesn't know whether they'll be able to put food on the table at the end of the week. >> reporter: polls show president obama maintains his advantage among women vot
the california coast. >>> and quick getaway. brazen thieves getting creative. an epidemic using horsepower to commit their crimes. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with a presidential race that is just about as close as it can be. the two candidates separated by a mere fraction of a percentage point. >> our new poll comes as president obama and mitt romney blitz the battleground states. and with just 13 days remaining, romney is working to distance himself from another republican's controversial new comments. abc's tahman bradley has the story. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are storming battleground states in a final sprint to election day. the romney campaign, riding a wave of momentum may have hit a bit of a snag, as another republican senate candidate makes a controversial comment about abortion. richard murdoch was asked at a debate in indiana, whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. >> i think life begins in conception. i think even if life begins in the horrible situation of rape, that it's something that god in >> reporter: democ
in california. why prices are so expensive over the last few days. >> and more american airlines flights canceled this morning. find out if any of them will affect your flight to bwi. >> reporter: well, everything is up to speed here on 83 at shawan road. i will let you know how traffic is shaping up on 95 and the beltway coming up on good morning maryland. >>> thanks for joining joining us. both camps are awaiting new unemployment numbers from the labor department. abc2 news manyly schmidt is in -- emily schmidt is in washington. >> reporter: there are two opposite arguments you can count on hearing when the jobs numbers are released on the first friday of every month. democrats say that the poor economy president obama inherited is improving. republicans say after nearly 4 years in office president obama has not lived up to his promises the and as the election draws near the candidates are laser focus on job creation in their campaign pitches. >> we have a different view about how to create jobs and prosperity. this country doesn't succeed when only the rich get richer. >> i want to ke
was stumping for cash, not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing, which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. between money events, the president attended a dedication to caesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because caesar chavez decided to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of the new numbers putting more pressure on the vice presidential candidates who debate this coming thursday night. live coverage begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> one month of the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi, there's word that a top white house official will visit libya today. reports say john brennan, the top white house counterterrorism adviser, will be in tripoli to meet with senior libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea thi
. >> really? >> in ventura, california. these two dudes are ready to duke it out. i believe probably over some sort of good-looking doe out there somewhere. but before we get into this, i think we should probably name these guy, and i wanted to name one of them bucky. >> got it. >> so, bucky iieberhe'me walkin up, you can hear the snapping of antlers. then the hear the guy say -- >> -- he's got blood coming out of his mouth. >> fighting over a doe. how do they have enough energy to get it on? >> you're never too tired. >> never. >> ever? >> never. >> these guys go on to some road and one of these deer really starts getting tossed around here. finally, iieberheme is like -- >> wow. gets him on the ground and then the other one, presumably bucky, takes off. >> i feel bad for bucky. >> it's the law of nature. i think human men ought to go through that. >> when they do, it's in bars on friday night. >> yeah. >>> it's our "right this minute" ipad 3 giveaway alert. >> coming up a little late. today's buzzword to enter in the giveaway. >> someone's winning every weekday this week. >> when we give you
in the northwest. >> santa ana winds will warm up the temps in southern california. billings gets a blast of winter with a high only of 26. seattle and portland are in the mid-50s. new york, boston and baltimore are pretty pleasant, in the mid-60s. phoenix and new orleans warm to the mid-80s. >>> coming up, free food. i like the sound of that. a national chain with a big giveaway. but it all depends on baseball. >> nice tease. >>> then, if you like meat, you have to love what's happening with prices. why this is the time to fill up your freezer. >> i do love meat. >>> and the giants draw first blood in the world series, as a star player comes out swinging and hits three home runs. >>> welcome back, on this thursday morning, everyone. there is fresh fallout from the collapse of the housing market. the federal government is suing bank of america for $1 billion. the suit charges there was brazen mortgage fraud by countrywide financial, which was bought by bank of america. among the allegations that countrywide accepted phony applications, falsified data, and hid mortgages that sank into default. >>> t
two veteran california democrats, running for the same seat. at one point, congressman brad sherman grabbed his opponent, congressman howard berman, and shouted, do you want to get into this? the audience, hooting and hollering, until a sheriff's deputy had to step in to separate them. >> take it out outside, fellas. it's getting hot. >>> and a dire warning about cyber security from the nation's top defense official. leon panetta says we are facing the threat of a possible cyber pearl harbor, in which foreign computer hackers take control of the power grid, transportation and financial network. a hostile group could derail a passenger train that's loaded with lethal chemicals. >>> investigators in colorado are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in the kidnapping of jessica ridgeway. what is believed to be the little girl's body was discovered not far from where she disappeared just a week ago. positive identification has been made more difficult by the fact that parts of the body are missing. >>> and the first suit has now been filed in the deadly meningitis outbrea
high cost at the pump. nowhere is the price higher than in the state of california where this morning there is yet another new record high for a gallon of gas. and no matter where you live, if you've got sticker shock now, you're in for one more jolt before things get better. bringing us the story is the newest member of our abc news team, brandi hitt, who joins us live from los angeles. good morning, brandi and welcome. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. oh, thank you so much. you're right. california gas prices set another new record overnight, and drivers cringe every time they pull up to stations like this one where it's 5.69 for supreme, but oil industry experts say relief is on the way. california motorists woke this morning to a cruel price hike at the pump. after jumping dramatically overnight, the average gallon of gas is now the highest in the nation, at 4.65 and climbing. >> gas prices are almost $5 a gallon. i mean it's ridiculous. my car right here takes almost $100 to fill it up. >> reporter: drivers haven't seen these prices since 2008. gas in new york, connecticut and
grander scale and with the california listyle in mind. stuccoed walls and prominent balconies are just a few of the signature features. >> the style of architecture mediterranean, but it has a very contemporary feel to it. you have everything of the 21st century for the home, but you have the mediterranean look. >> as you're driving through the double gate, this long driveway is gonna take you up, and you're gonna see this huge, palatial-like structure with the long stairs all covered with limestone. >> while the home's outer structure is undeniably impressive, it also keeps one at a distance. conversely, the granformal entry sets the tone for its well-appointed interior living spaces. >> as you walk into dawnridge estates d you open up the 12-foot glass-iron double doors, you arrive in a grand foyer, which is breathtaking. it's very elegant, very comfortable and welcoming to everyone. when you enter into the foyer, to the left, you have the formal living room, and then to the right of it you have the libra. >> the library projects an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and stylish.
of burbank, california. his little backyard is crawling with meat eaters and plant eaters. you ever get freaked out coming out here at night? >> no, no, i usually come here to read. i'll sit and it's not ambience, nice atmosphere. >> reporter: he invites lady friend oefrs to model and make movies. like "dinosaur valley girls" "beauties and the beasts." no wonder he likes his privacy. >> not too many people know what i have. >> reporter: your neighbors don't know they have "jurassic park" next door? >> that's true. >> reporter: it took a while for the business to start but now it's boomg. >> the world doesn't team in armed garden gnomes, turns out after the world found out about them they do. >> reporter: anyone who tries to liberate these little guys getter be prepared for a fight. i'm david wright for "nightline" in petaluma, california. >> must have the zombie gnomes eating the flamingo. thank you, david and thank you for watching abc news. tomorrow night, please join us for kickoff of the special coverage of the presidential debate, the first one in denver. check in for
to carry me the rest of the show. >>> in southern california, l.a., could push 100 degrees. warmer than usual in phoenix, at 102. 60s, 70s in the nation's midsection. miami where it should be, 89 degrees. >>> all right, well the navy in thailand, latest group to go gangnam style. a few dozen soldiers do their thing there. >> it took three days for the navy to film and ed it this masterpie masterpiece. the sailors wanted to change their usually serious image to something more fun and why not. since everybody is going gangnam style. 330 million times that tune has been watched. >> amazing. >> number one in australia. and the uk. >> it is catchy. >> it is catchy. no doubt about it. >> come on. >> what is it like this? >> like a horsey. >> i'm not doing it. >> you made me do it. instigator over here. coming up the nation and neighbors joining together to give a little boy with cancer a christmas to remember. a story you will remember as well. >>> first, the new national punchline. replacement refs, got a pretty bad rap, we sit down with one who was on the field during the fail mary. you are
investigation. >>> a fantasy league based on sexual activity was organized in california. boys would draft female students who were totally unaware of the league. the boys would earn points to document sexual activity with the girls. the school sent home a let are and it is going to have campus assemblies to prevent something like this from happening in the future. >> as a mother of four girls, i couldn't be happier. >> the school originally learned about it and an investigation revealed this had been going on for five or six years. >>> when it was introduced, the purpose was to pump up the crowds. now there's competition handle cheerleaders perform highly dangerous stunts. they say chore leaders should be protected. >> reporter: it may seem like a lot of fun but with all the flips, kicks and jumps, a cheerleader can get injured. there's a list on how to keep cheerleaders safe. these days cheerleaders are a lot like acrobats there. 's some debate over whether that's a sport. some organizations say it does not meet the criteria but the aap said this should be treated like one. like other at
bats is the former police chief of oakland california. council members want to hear his goals for keeping our city safe and sound. >> comfortable, sunshine and low 60s after a day in the mid-60s. just dropped to 59 in sparrows point. 65 in denton. 63 in gaithersburg. you can see the setup, a few passing clouds. further north and west a significant rain maker that will bring showers, maybe a few thunderstorms tomorrow night and rafael, at least what's left of the hurricane passing offshore. this evening down to the 50s, clear and cool. >> do not call. that's the simple request made by many of you. >> but some of you are still getting the unwanted calls. the problem was, posed back if february. >> reporter: when they first came out with the don't call list, i thought great, get on it. but after years here i'm realizing it don't work. >> reporter: she would hang up her phone if she could but it's tied to her alarm system. >> i have been getting probably around 50 calls a month. >> reporter: many are recorded messages or robocallers. >> most of them are from credit card companies.
," neal karlinsky, abc news, san jose, california. >>> a check of weather from sam. >> we're going to begin with unusual pictures out of northern california. let's go to it. it was a tornado. there were five reported in northern california. this was in yuba county. and in some parts of california, there's never been a tornado this time of year before. that's how powerful this storm system has been moving through the aerea. this is the time for the big storms to move in. but that's an unusual statistic for northern california. to the warmer temperatures across the nation. d.c. 78 today. raleigh, at 81. memphis, about 82 degrees. nice, warm, dry. doesn't feel like october. but it will. we'll show you cooler air. >> by the way, that tuesday trivia was brought to you by walmart. amy, george, josh? >>> coming up on "gma," kennedy family drama. maternity nurses testifying in court that rfk's son twisted their arms and kicked them to the floor, trying to step them from leaving with his baby. we'll have the latest on this high-profile trial. >>> an explosive battle could be ahead for britn
in california the league has nothing to do with sports, but it taps into fantasy. charley is at the leave desk to explain. >> they are playing it in piedmont california. it's been going on for six years but they recently found out about it. this is how it works. guys graft girls as part of the league and earn points for documented sexual activity. they are rated for how the male students based how far they would go. school official learned about it during an assembly about date rape prevention n letter sent home to parents the principal wrote most girls don't know they are part of the game. parents from the school say they are shocked by learning about this game but they are pleased to see how the school district is handling it. >> i am glad there's strong administration who is willing to take on the issues. as mother of four girls couldn't be happier. >> in the letter the principal explained alcohol is often involved to impair judgment and control. they said younger students are sometimes manipulated by older ones and social demands need to be played out to earn a more popular role in the gro
is making headlines right now. this one is in california. three people are dead and the scene spread out over two locations. brandy hit explains why so much is still a mystery. >> a man hunt is under way in southern california for the person behind a deadly shooting spree at two locations in down knee. >> we don't believe this was random. >> they say the man opened fire at united states fire protection services, a family owned business where at least two people were killed. then five minutes later and a block away, the man opened fire at this home killing a woman and wounding a 15 year old boy. >> family was targeted in both locations. >> police say the gunman spoke to them as he fired but they never knew who it was. >> there was a lady that had been i guess shot in the face, and she was sitting outside. >> neighbors say the family owned business also had security. >> to get let in, you have to knock. they actually have to see who it is before they let you. >> police are hoping evidence left behind and surveillance video will help them identify this killer. >> these people were
. >>> wildlife paramedics search and rescue out of california recently posted this video, and i think it's going to make you want to hug them. you see them pulling this cover off of a manhole. you see the camera peer down into this manhole. look what's trapped. it's a little raccoon. and listen to his poor little screams. >> oh, wow. >> they believe that raccoon was trapped in this manhole for nearly 12 hours. do you see that the raccoon is clinging to something? what they believe this raccoon was clinging to was the carcass of another animal that wasn't as lucky as this little raccoon. now, the rescuers got in there with their nets. they scooped this little raccoon right out of there. you'll see them lift this net over into one of the cat/dog carriers. they took the raccoon overnight, warmed it, fed it, cleaned it. after 24 hours, they released the raccoon back out into the wild. you'll see it here in the video. it's actually in night vision. you'll see the raccoon climb right out of the carrier. watch him scamper off. look where he goes. >> does he go back to that manhole? >> no, he scampers o
? that was colorful. >>> time, now, for some weather across the nation. thunderstorms in the california coast to vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. showers in southeast texas and the miami area. and a mix of rain and snow near the canadian border. that will be northern minnesota to michigan. a chilly and drier day in new england to the mid-atlantic regions. >> 60s in the northeast and midwest. 80s from dallas to miami. and 70s in the rockies. >>> and when we come back, cold comfort for millions of homeowners. a painful prediction on winter heating bills. >>> and be careful who you wish for. lance armstrong wanted to know who accused him of doping. now, he knows. >>> and the huge amount we're spending to get our pets in the halloween spirit. >>> welcome back. the latest snapshot of the economy showed growth continued at a modest base. the fed's new book shows activity picking up over the late summer. the housing market provided a big boost, with existing home sales up in every region. and prices holding steady or increasing in many areas. >>> more than two years after the deepwater horizon disaster, there
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-old gavin, and gavin's brother, 11-year-old brandon, via skype "right this minute" from california. tell me how complicated this was and how much it cost you? >> even with all the mistakes we made, probably $125. >> and how difficult was it to make it? >> just a lot of time. we took the original photo. and copied it. used chicken wire and built it around that. >> where is the sound coming from? >> we have a small speaker mounted in the neck area and we play an mp3 player. >> how do you see out of this thing? >> i can see through right here. >> gavin what do you think of your dad making you such a cool halloween costume. >> i knew he could do it. >> are you a set design centre are you some kind of tinkerer? are you an engineer? >> i've just been good with seeing and doing. >> is it fair to enter this in a costume contest? >> we kind of overshot this year. last year they went to legoland and they were transformers and actually transformed. and won with their costumes up there. this year they wanted to go bigger? >> what do you want to be? >> i want to be a tyrannosaurus rex. >> i noticed that
, katy perry. fav rift california girls. in the costume with her wig. skylanders from the popular video game. spiro, happy trigger and our angry birds. >> right. look right there. >> good job, angry birds and everybody. >> look at this, fairy tales. and just some favorites. hello kitty. yes we have little red riding hood. skipping over to grandma's house. our killer bee. and then, of course, dorothy. look even the red slippers. >> red slippers. >> little red riding hood, make sure you look out for the wolf. okay. fantastic. >> thank you, girls. >> beautiful. >> aren't they. >> beautiful. >> turtles are back. >> i didn't know they were back. >> turtles. >> they are. >> rafael. of course it wouldn't be complete with president obama and governor romney. they're here to join us too. >> they're getting along really well. >> tell you what happened on the third debate, right? >> yes, yes. not sure about that. love it. good job. >> yeah. >> i think everyone is going to come back out and join us. i think everyone is coming. >> is everyone coming? >> yea! [ applause ] >> beautiful. ♪ ♪ the mo
in the california skies. all thanks to haley's comet. stargazers and plain folks, walking or driving around, were amazed at the streaking fireballs and the loud booms that were observed over the skies of northern california. >> look over and saw, like, an object in reddish/orange in color. as it went away, it was getting larger. >> this thing was going sideways across the sky. >> reporter: astronomers say the earth is passing through a stream of debris from alley's com comet. >> you saw a small car-sized piece of rock and metal from the asteroid belt, crash into layers of the earth's atmosphere, ionizing. >> reporter: the national weather service says warm temperatures and cloudless skies are helping to make the bright lights more visible. the meteor shower will be visible through sunday. it is also extraordinarily cool. >>> we're going to turn, now, to new concerns about the security of the nation's banking system. u.s. officials say iranian hackers have struck again. this time, disrupting the websites of capital one websites and bb&t. this joins several other banks that have been hit. service h
's emotion. that's just coursing through you. >> we have an area of low pressure from central california to southern california. and it's hail from san jose yesterday, into big thunderstorms going into vegas and also oklahoma city here today. locally, about two inches of rain coming from that. on the east coast, we have some big, cold temperatures. chicago, charleston, washington, d.c., new york city, all in the 40s this morning. and it's a shot of cool air that gets reinforced tonight into saturday morning. so, saturday, be ready for that early chill. >>> "good morning maryland," i'm meteorologist lynette charles. and we do have a beautiful day on tap. lots of sunshine. but we are starting out on the chilly side this morning. as we go into the afternoon, still cool. temperature coming in right around 61 degrees. and we will be working our way into the 70s by the ravens' game time. but before then, we are going to be seeing plenty of sunshine on your saturday. and we'll be breezy as we head into monday with a few showers in the forecast. have a great day everyone and go o's. nvasion twis
's something interesting. former california governor, arizona arnold schwarzenegger's book hits the bookstore. he opens up to what led to his brakeup with maria siver. in an exclusive interview with "good morning america," he still holds out hope for restoring his marriage. >> it's just one of the disasterrous situations and the worst thing i've ever done. i'm sure maria wish we could be together and i all wish we could be together. >> his son with the former housekeeper was dleferred days after shriver delivered their child. >>> milk and diapers. talk about must-haves. >> there's a diaper shortage. we'll tell you why your hug dpis and -- huggies and pampers may be hard to find. >> can you swallow $6 a gallon for your morning cereal. >>> i'm abc2 meteorologist wyatt everhart. now the clouds are rolling in. we'll talk about the chance for rain coming up. >>> parties, you better -- parents, you better stock up on these before things get messy. we could be facing a shortage of diapers. the popular brands will set up operations overseas. >>> the price of milk could soon double. it could did back
they grow up. >>> a 10-year-old in california knows he wants to be a paramedic. salem palmer received a medal for helping another student. his classmate began cloaking on a piece of pizza and paul more knew what to do. >> i was in the cafeteria. a kid was eating it while he was coming to throw his food away. then he was choking on it and i did the heimlich. >> this is not the first time paul more has come to the rescue. he was also rescued by the fire department from saving his neighbor's home from a fire. >> what a trooper. >>> every year thousands of women work to recover from breast cancer. >> that story and much more on abc2 news at 6 which starts right now. >>> my grandson, my niece, my nephew, my mom all burned in a fire. >> a grandmother died in a fire refusing to abandon her four grandchildren. >> what you can do to prevent another tragedy like this from happening. >> it's win or go home for the orioles. we'll go live to the bronx where the orioles are facing elimination. first, a fire in northeast baltimore kill as. >> and mother and four children. >> the fire started just af
, california, but that's all anybody knows about him. tonight scan sill will get a chance to ask questions about the chief. here's video of him. he was nominated by mayor stephanie rawlings-blake back in august. he has been getting to know the city and a lot of the problems. many council members say he knows some of the problems. the council said he can ping where commissioner fred bealefeld left off. >> we have to focus, go back and have a greater focus on community engagement and property crimes, burglaries, robberies, thingses that impact the family, things that make them move ot or not come to the city. >> reporter: according to the councilman, he said one of the things he did do is he drove with him for about two hours where he identified a lot of the problems. he said some of the things are the small crimes that irritate people. so that's some of the questions he has to find out what he's going to do to solve some of the personal crimes. the hearing started about a minute ago. we'll hopefully have sound from anthony bats coming up. that is the setup, clear conditions over the east, n
a bounce. the president was stumping for cash not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. in between money events the president attended a dedication at caesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because caesar chavez decided to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney in ohio the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. rob, paula, back to you. >> thanks a lot, karen. >>> this thursday, it's the candidates for vice president who will meet face to face and our own martha raddatz will moderate the debate. abc will carry it live. all kicks off at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. they say, biden could be feeling the pressure. the president did so poorly. now pressure on joe's shoulders to come out there and kind of put, spark a fire that the president could not. also interesting, came out yesterday from our, pollster at "the washington post" is that the composition of the polls has changed a little bit. can explain some of shift in numbers. both in the gallup and pew poll, self-ident
dermatologist about enbrel. >>> and, we want to show you the pictures now coming in of central california. at least 40 people hurt in a train crash. an amtrak train colliding with a big rig at a railroad crossing. here's the scene. rescuers carrying passengers away. amtrak says the truck drove into the side of the train, which was traveling from oakland. it is the third time since 2008 that a train has it is a vehicle at that crossing in hanford, california. >>> and, also today, an oscar shocker. the host of the 2013 academy awards will be seth macfarlane. and even he wouldn't be surprised if you don't know his name. in fact, last year, he was asked my mtv if he would ever be running to host the oscars, he said? >> no, not i. nobody knows who i am. >> that's not true. >> i don't think -- i think you have to, you know, at least be on a cable show first. >> not so fast. the surprise is on him. he is the creator and the voices on the animated hits "family guy," "american dad" and this summer's sleeper hit, "ted," a movie. he showed up on the host of the season premiere of "saturday night liv
at home, an amtrak train carrying 160 passengers collided with a tractor-trailer in california. 21 people were injured. officials say the truck driver failed to yield at a crossing. >>> meanwhile, a short time later, just ten miles away, another truck plowed into a different train. the driver of that truck was seriously hurt in the crash. >>> and some dramatic video here as a massive explosion tore through this warehouse in canada that stores fuel for race cars. that would explain the inferno. thousands of gallons going up in flames. hundreds of homes had to be evacuated. no one was hurt. >>> and american express has agreed to pay nearly $113 million in refunds and fines to settle claims it deceived customers with its markets and billing practices. some 250,000 cardholders will get refunds. >>> a major recall to bring you by honda. 2003-2007, accord v6 is being recalled because of a faulty power steering hose that could cause a fire. honda won't have replacement parts ready until early next year. >>> and look at this. a brazen daylight heist in california. two men, armed with pick axes ma
in california. this is real sticker shock. some customers a rig more than $5 -- are paying more than $5.50 for regular unleaded. >> i never have seen 5.99 almost6 a gallon. that's insane. >> i don't know how everyone can make it these days. >> everybody is just so amazed by the prices but we have no choice we could take it down and just have no gas or we have to just charge that. we have no options. >> experts blame the price hike on refinery outages and gas prices in southern california. they are about 50 cents -- 57 cents per gallon higher than the national average. that's according to aaa and the national average for gallon of regular gas 3.78. so, that's got to be a painful situation. >> lauren joins us with our addition today of caption this. >> reporter: yes. it's a good one today. debbie sent in this picture celebrating purple fridays with coworkers at the university of maryland school of medicine and it's a great picture. if we can pull it up. we posted it on facebook. it has gotten a lot of comments. cheryl saying raise the roof. ravens and orioles are number one. and melissa s
home. >> shows the priority she puts on her education. >>> fire crews in southern california are braced for another day of hot, dry santa ana winds. fire engines, bulldozers, fire crews and aircraft are being placed in strategic locations. a wind-driven brush fire was quickly extinguished but not before a nearby preschool was evacuated as a precaution. wheeling out the little cribs there. >> to safety. >> yes. >>> time, now, for the weather from across the nation. miami, daytona and orlando could start to see squalls, as a result of hurricane sandy. it's a mild day in the northeast. a new storm system brings rain and snow to the pacific northwest. new orleans, houston, little rock and jackson, mississippi, could see showers. >> l.a. will be close to 90 because of the santa ana winds. billings in the mid-30s. 40s for minneapolis, omaha, kansas city. honolulu and phoenix, nicely in the mid-80s. i say, with profound jealousy. >> did you say honolulu? >> sounds nice, huh? >>> long gone but still raking it in. a new name at the top of the highest earning dead celebrities. >>> and then, high
california is getting slammed by some wild weather. funnel clouds were spotted north of sacramento yesterday. and at least one tornado touched down, uprooting several trees in the area. the twister was spawned by the first major storm of the season, which dumped up to two feet of snow in the sierra nevada. and it's not over yet. more snow is on tap for today. >>> for a look at morning road conditions. snow-covered mountain passes in the cascades, sierra nevada and northern rockies. a slick commute from seattle to san francisco. roads will be wet at times around the upper midwest, great lakes, new york, and new england. >> and if you're flying today, some airport delays are possible in salt lake city, san francisco, where the party's still going on, and chicago and detroit. >>> breaking news overnight in the search for a missing new jersey girl. >> officials in glauser county believe they have found the body of autumn pasquale, inside her cycling container. the middle schooler was seen saturday riding her bike to a friend's house. her family recorded her missing when she did not return by cur
reactor and both continued under their own power. >>> in southern california a different kind of journey, "endeavour" trying to come home. it wasn't easy. abc's abbie boudreau is in los angeles. >> reporter: inching along at a mere two miles per hour, it was hardly the kind of high-speed chase we're used to seeing in los angeles, but it's just as much of a nail biter. here it came within millimeters of hitting this street lamp. >> pretty amazing. >> it feels like i'm a part of history. >> reporter: "endeavour" already made an incredible 25 missions to space traveling 122 million miles, but its journey on the ground has been a logistical challengement just imagine trying to clear enough space for a 78-foot wingspan. that's half the width of a football field. the shuttle weighs 80 tons. that's the equivalent of 42 cars, so heavy that thousands of metal plates were used to reinforce the roads. nearly 400 trees had to be cleared from its 12-mile journey. even power lines were raised to make room for the tail, which stands five stories tall. >> and liftoff for the final launch of "endeavour."
ago and will add one more state to the list for president adding california to the list andtape jay leno and mtv trying to reach young voters so revved up four years ago as they race to it. >> what about that big final debate last night. who really won, and what is the after-effect? abc's jake tapper traveling with a revved up president obama today. >> reporter: after a raucous rally in delray beach, florida, this morning, president obama shared a moment with some enthusiastic supporters. >> i hope you are working really hard in school. >> reporter: unfortunately for the president, these floridians cannot vote and sunshine state polls show romney with momentum, but the president's post-debate swagger was unmistakable. last night, the president painted romney as unsure and unsteady on foreign affairs. >> you've been all over the map and all over the map, all over the map. >> reporter: snap polls suggest the president won this final outing. >> i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> repor
on the west coast tonight, right now in california, the average price of a gallon of gas is $4.67. the highest in the nation and the result of refinery trouble. by comparison, the national average tonight is $3.81 a gallon. >>> but today california governor jerry brown decided to speed up the release of a winter blend of gasoline, and that should bring those record high prices back down to earth later this week. >>> and still ahead right here on "world news," two epic car crashes, this one at nascar, but this other one on a highway with drivers like us so how do ordinary drivers make it? next, the pros tell us how your family can survive. [ male announcer ] inside the v8 taste lab. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. there's a pop. wahlalalalallala! pepper, but not pepper, i'm getting like, pep-pepper. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, zip zip zip zip zip! i'm literally getting zinged by the flavor. smooth, but crisp. velvety. kind of makes me feel like a dah zing yah woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and de
and lightening lit up the sky in southern california. inside the storms, flooding rain s and spectacular hail. >> it's pretty freaky weather down here. when we get a storm, we get it so quick and furious. >> reporter: up to two inches of rain fell in less than a half hour near pasadena, california. >> the roof was just making the worst kind of noise, and then the lightning and the thunder and -- i mean, it would not stop. >> reporter: flash flooding shut down roads. multiple waterspouts and funnels were spotted yesterday along the beaches, from san diego to this one in huntington beach this morning. and in las vegas, roads closed and some schools shut down as record rainfall for the day made sin city's august through october the wettest stretch on record. almost five inches of rain in just three months. that's more than they get on average for an entire year. >> and ginger is here now to tell us, what is happening as it moves across, through the east? >> reporter: well, tonight, we've already seen new mexico have some isolated hail reports coming out. what's going to happen is, the warm front
across california. a tornado touched down in yuba county. it's like 40 miles north of sacramento. strong winds tore of roofs of bidding and uprooted trees and downed power lines. sound similar to what we experienced on friday but there were no reports of injuries. >>> look at this damage from a yard on cox road in jarrettsville. it was not just a bad storm but turns out the national weather service did confirm it was an ef0 tornado that touched down. >> this is the second string of these we have had lynette. this was a few or a few months ago late june. fallston and har forecounty got hit -- harford county got hit too. >> this was a ef0 and sustained wind at 08 miles an hour. nothing -- 80 miles an hour. nothing like that today. we should stay dry. we see wet weather on the satellite and radar. but that stays to the north as we go through the remainder of today will we will get some clouds in here. but also some sunshine. and temperatures now quite mild. 56 degrees in ellicott city. district heights 55 degrees. myersville 56 and clarksburg coming in at 54. then the upper 40s in bel air a
problems in california. >>> it's not getting a lot of attention, but many of us are going to be hit by a big tax increase next year, no matter who wins the clerk. temporary reduction in social security payroll taxes expires at the end of the year. neither presidential candidate is talking about an extension and there's little support for one in congress. >>> airfares will continue to go up next year but not as fast as they have been. an increase of only 1% to 4% is expected. that's much less than this year, $4.5 and this year isn't over yet. still, that's better than last year where fares close twice as much. >>> cell phone thefts are also rising. they account for almost half the robberies in san francisco and 40% in new york. wireless carriers and the s.e.c. are working on a national database to attract stolen devices but it's more than a year ago. >>> aappears movie audiences are in the halloween move. "paranormal activity 4" and a fifth movie is planned. "argo" with $17 million. "hotel transylvania" was third with 13.5 million bucks. >>> when we come back, danger on the street. t
yard in california. you see her by the planter on the sidewalk. random guy walks up to the yard. dixie, being a very friendly guy, walks to this guy, and he walks off. >> oh. that's not his cat, i'm assuming frg . >> it's not. >> that's loretta allen's cat. hasn't seen the cat since august 3rd. the cat went missing. check the cameras, and sure enough. they see that. they see somebody walk up and take their cat. >> who takes a cat from someone's front yard? >> that's the sad part. the individual joe there and not clear enough to see if she recognizes the guy, knows him as a neighbor, no idea who the person is, and the cat's gone. >> this makes me sad. pets are obviously a part of your family. you get used to having them around and really learn to love them. >> loretta is hoping to get her cat back. she posted it hoping people will see the video and hoping she'll get her cat back. the cat had a red clarp with hearts and her name dixie on it taken from north mcdowell boulevard in petaluma, california. >> i don't know how you steel someone's cat and, now is it your pet? you steal someone's
who shot this video in cheek oh, california, said. >> [ bleep ]. >> you can hear yelling and screaming going on. according to the person who shot this video, words were said or exchanged between the person in the truck and the people outside of the truck. the truck stops, and then this started. >> oh! >> so it seems like some of the fight has moved into the front of the truck, but some people are punching the truck with their bare hands denting it. >> i don't know how bright that is. you might break a hand before you dent a truck. >> but that isn't the end of this video. finally, whoever was driving the truck gets back inside and something else happens. >> obviously, the person shooting the video backed up. watch. look what happens. he's driving -- >> ah! >> did you see that? >> you just ran him over, dude. >>an somebody over. looks like he hit them and ran them over like speed bumps. >> yes. that other guy, his hands are up in the air like, oh, my goodness, what just happened? but it looks like that truck ran over that person in front of him. >> hard to say, but if i'm getting beat up
in the marin county, california. that fella walking up the trail is a volunteer for the fire department there and this is the gardener lookout. and his whole day is spent looking out from this beautiful spot for fires. >> i'm already going to say, this is not a bad day at the office. >> yeah. >> i thought this would be kind of a neat job. i don't know if i'd be very good at it. i'd probably just fall asleep. >>> you have to do a little work. writing things out. times, temperature, wind speed. that kind of things. >> he couldn't pay for that protective view like that, shelter on top of that lookout. ah. people who think they have, like, an office with a window -- >> that's cool. i'm on the seventh floor. like this guy beats everyone. >> you've got the fog rolling in. you've got just the green of north california. >> there's the golden gate bridge. >> are you allowed to bring beer? >>> just one day time lapse photography we're looking at, and he says usually it's uneventful. >> if this was a volunteer, that means we could all go volunteer. this could be our gig. >> i doubt they're going t
. i should say maybe partial streaker in colfax, california, during a high school football game between the colfax high falcons and what in this picture doesn't belong? >> that guy. >> him! >> i think he looks like he's wearing, like, leather chaps. >> it's not chaps. jeans pulled down and just a belt around his waist. this is 26-year-old patrick hurley. police identified him. he gets on to the field after hiding in the bushes and jumping a fence, acting very weird, having very strange and creepy gaze. >> is that a weapon? >> this kind of looks like a she sheath or a knife. according to the sheriff's department, that's why they took this very seriously nep thought, they saw that sheath and thought, this guy might have some sort of weapon on him. watch this. he picks up a ball and starts walking around. this guy in the jacket gives him a hi. hi. welcome to the field. watch this guy in the green. form tackle, straight out of the nfl. the guy in the green jacket is actually an off duty lieutenant. hurley has been charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, although he w
's boyfriend and lawyer may wind uppen couup in a court after a california judge rein stated his convictions. initially convicted of conspireing to provide the actress with prescription drugs. but those charges were later thrown out. now an appeal lalt judge says the earlier judge was wrong to toss out their convictions. >>> new warning from centers for disease controechlt the laundry detergent pods are posing a public health hazard. more children are eating the concentrated soap, mistakening them for candy and getting sick. during a recent 30-day period nearly 500 children ingested those detergent pods. most of them under age 5. >> they look like candy. >> like mints. in the container, looks, looks, got the flip lid. >> yeah, looks like candy. >> let's do some baseball. troilt detroit tigers going to the world series for the second time in seven years. they got off to a great start yesterday against the yankees when mvpdelman young droven a run in the first inning. >> i probably shouldn't cheer for the tigers, i live in new york. i will any way. broke it open when mickey c cabrera hit a hom
not a car. gas prices are going up across the country. but in california, they're soaring to a shocking level, hovering near the $6 mark. parts of the state are seeing the highest prices in a year. the prices are being blamed on a supply problem. >>> facebook has just announced a landmark moment. the social network says, now, it has more than 1 billion active users who logon every month. that's about one in every seven persons on the planet. facebook has doubled its number of users in just two years. >> wow. >>> zagut is out with new restaurant rates. it's fast food getting reviewed. wendy's is the big winner in this year's survey, which got responses from 10,000 folks. the other favorites among the megachains are subway, pizza hut, taco bell, and no shocker here, mcdonald's. >>> and starbucks topped the coffee ratings in that same survey. and now, get ready for a venti sized serving of new stores. the goal is to open 1,000 new shops in the u.s. in the next five years. that could mean a total of 20,000 new jobs. i don't know how we get anymore starbucks in new york city. >> it's so earl
, everybody. well, millions of california drivers are facing some pretty serious sticker shock. a pipeline closure and refinery problems have sent gas prices there to the highest ever for this time of year. up 5 cents in a day, to an average of $4.23 a gallon. and get this. it could climb another 30 cents by this time next week. this comes even as gas prices actually fall for most of the country. >>> nasdaq is investigating an unusual price spike in shares of kraft foods, in what could be another high-profile glitch. it canceled some of wednesday's trades after kraft shares surged 29% in one minute. nasdaq isn't giving details. it says it's looking into potentially erroneous transactions. >>> government investigators are out with a new warning about the $20 billion dietary supplement business. 20% of the weight loss in new system supplements they checked, had illegal labels that made health claims that are not allowed and also lacked key information. >>> and facebook likes to boast that it's free. but the social network is rolling out a new feature that will give your posts a prime space o
injured. it happened outside of fresno, california. the truck which was hauling cotton, failed to yield and slammed in to the train sending three off the tracks. emergency crews worked to stop the diesel fuel spilling from engine, passengers suffered my forto moderate injuries, other passengers were taken to board another train. >>> san diego, super heroes to streets, helping fight crime in the neighborhood. the men may look ridiculous but aim is not a joke. the city heights community seen the spike in crime, members of the extreme justice league are taking to the streets to track down suspects. one officer asked to get a picture with one of the cape crusaders. >>> a female bus driver killed after two school buses collided in the suburb of san antonio, texas. the accident happened monday morning outside of a high school. the sherf's department says the driver of the other bus and two students suffered injuries. the bus drive may have suffered a medical condition before the crash. police are investigating the accident. >>> canada, fire crews kept an eye on a fuel plant where a massive fi
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